I am excited to announce the release of a book to which I contributed: Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City! Edited by Andrew F. Smith, this features 570 entries on history of food and drink in … Continue reading
I recently published two article inspired by my trip to Cuba a few months ago and I wanted to share them. The first is suggestions for how one might spend two days in Havana for Paste, and the second, in Punch, is focused on an innovative nightclub and culture center, Fabrica de Arte Cubano, that I visited on my final night in the city. In such short pieces, and for disparate audiences, it is hard to capture the “real” Cuba that so many journalists and storytellers are seeking to write about, even as both are, of course, accurate and true.
Friend and journalist Julie Schwietert Collazo along with Havana-based Conner Gorry have spoken and written on how to report on Cuba responsibly, and I strive to have their recommendations in mind when I do. Challenges arise when faced with a publication that shies away from including political context, or pieces that are meant to fit into a specific format, or any number of issues inherent in journalism, or in writing about places and people with a perceived narrative that is at odds with the reality.
While these pieces reflect just a small slice of my experience in Havana, I hope I have done the city and its lovely people justice, and I look forward to sharing more in the future.
I am excited to announce an upcoming event for SMALL BATCH as part of the 92nd St Y Kitchen Arts & Letters series on June 3rd! This has been in the works since the fall, and I am so honored … Continue reading
In a few short weeks I will be heading to Havana and beyond to meet with Cubans who are striving to preserve their food traditions among imminent change, and to witness how Cuba’s edible culture is moving toward economic and … Continue reading
I’m excited to be heading to Buffalo, NY for my next event as part of the amazing Larkin Square Author Series on February 12th! Doors open at 4:45 at The Filling Station, with local artisans selling goods and the reading starting at 5:30. Read more from Buffalo Spree.
Thanks to the New York Times New York Today column for recommending our book party and pop up shop Baked, Bottled, & Brined: A SMALL BATCH Pop-Up Food Market! A special thanks to the artisans selling today: Brooklyn Delhi, Plate & … Continue reading
Exciting things are happening for SMALL BATCH: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food. Check out last week’s press round up and details for the Pittsburgh, New York City, and Boston events!
Author’s Corner reading – check your local NPR listings and listen here: https://www.authorscorner.org/
Eat Your Words interview on Heritage Radio – recorded on Sunday and archived here: http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/episodes/6988-Eat-Your-Words-Episode-204-Small-Batch-Foods
Pittsburgh: THURSDAY, Acquired Taste Reading Series 10/23 at Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh – readings, food, music & more!
NYC: WEDNESDAY 11/5 at Jimmy’s No. 43 from 6 – 8pm – Baked, Bottled, & Brined: A Pop Up Food Market – food, drinks, meet the artisans and chat with the author!
Cambridge, MA: Saturday 11/15 at Atwood’s Tavern from 3 – 5pm – Food, drinks, reading – details to come!
Recent print & online press:
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food-column/2014/10/16/The-Food-Column-8/stories/201410160039
Wandering Educators: http://www.wanderingeducators.com/books-film/books/small-batch-pickles-cheese-chocolate-spirits-and-return-artisanal-food.html
I’ve been quiet here as I have been pushing my upcoming book SMALL BATCH: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food which is publishing next week! SMALL BATCH looks at the cultural history of artisanal food and details the … Continue reading
In my upcoming book Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food, I interviewed more than fifty pickle, cheese, chocolate, and spirit artisans from around the country – many in person, some on the phone, and … Continue reading